Hello reader. So in my last post, I promised to follow it up with some tips that worked for me while I was looking for a job. I’ll talk a bit about general publishing job hunting and then specifically ELT/EAP publishing (which I work in), as that’s a bit more niche. First of all, my… Continue reading Job hunting/ interview tips!
Hello Reader! My apologies, once again, for being absent. Last time I could blame it on my dissertation, and this time I’m going to blame it on settling into working life and the holiday season. You know how it is: it’s Halloween, then November, then before you know it you’re pulling crackers and drinking bubbly… Continue reading The Job Search
Hello All! Since I last wrote, it has been made official: I have two degrees! Also, I got a job! Like a real, proper, grown-up one. Everything has been a bit of a whirlwind, but that’s how I like to live my life it seems. Now that I am no longer an overly stressed MA… Continue reading Various Pets Alive and Dead by Marina Lewycka
Hello Reader! Firstly: before you ask, no, my dissertation has not been submitted yet. Deadline is looming (8th September) but spirits are high! I am taking a day off today to do some planning and applying, and am currently attempting not to get sun-burnt on this lovely bank holiday weekend. An application I have submitted… Continue reading Desert Island Reads
Hello reader. I am writing to assure everyone out there that I am not dead, just enmeshed in writing the second chapter of my dissertation. I have never attempted to write something of this volume before, and have quickly gained a hero-worship-like admiration for people who have written a PhD thesis without having a breakdown.… Continue reading I was afraid something like this would happen…
Today in my module Children’s Fantasy Fiction since 1900, we discussed Coraline (2002) by Neil Gaiman. In this seminar, we are generally given a set text as well as some secondary material to read, as well as a theme to aid our discussion, which this week was ‘Fantasy and the Uncanny’. As well as Coraline, there… Continue reading Coraline and the Uncanny